Monday, July 16, 2012

Sisters Quilt Show Tradition

I love this sign that is big and direct! It reminds me of the newspaper boys that used to holler trying to sell papers but instead, in Sisters they'd be shouting, "Antique quilts for sale! Get your antique quilts here!"
I swear, the pile that greeted me was even larger then in previous years! Did you notice how many people are shopping? NONE I was only alone for a few minutes before all the regulars arrived, including Bonnie, Randy and the other quilting girls from Sunriver.

This chunky applique was one of my favorites. Love the gigantic stems!!  The quilt behind it was amazing- intricate quilting.
Nothing like a good chrome yellow to wake you up in the morning!




 String quilt with the tiniest of pieces. This was purchased by one of us.
Here's a lovely old quilt that was very cheap, the mice had also chewed a hole right through it. Someone in our group bought this one too.

I walked around with a lovely butter yellow grandmother's flower garden, but in the end I put it back (one in our group snapped it up in about 10 seconds!) I have been on the look out for an old GFG but I would like it with a traditional green path.  I didn't even photograph what I bought....I'm sure the suspense is killing you! lol

I have so many photos, I hope I don't bore you to tears the next few weeks.

33 comments:

  1. Oh my! These are wonderful and what a great tradition. I love what you shared here. I started in on what would be my favorite but I love them all! I get so stuck on the individual fabric combos and then the blocks and wondering "what was this person like?" that I drift for a long time. I'm glad I stopped drifting so I could leave a note of appreciation for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the one with the pink and blue blocks, what a great booth to shop at.
    I am loving the photos and bring on some more;)

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  3. Please, bore me to tears with photos of Sisters. I can't wait to see what you saw this year. The show just gets better and better every year.

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are such a tease, Lori. Well, we know what Bonnie bought and we know Randy bought a few things, but we don't know what. Now we add you to the list of "bought, but haven't shown". I personally can't wait to be bored, either. : )

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm on Sister's Quilt show Overload too. I took so many pictures it will be hard to decide which ones to Blog about tomorrow. I wish I'd seen the ANTIQUE Quilt sign. I don't know how we missed it, but we did. Guess we'll have to go back another year. Bonnie H has got me looking for old quilts at the Antique stores already and taking pictures of them there. Keep showing us what we missed. I never get tired of seeing them, I only wish we knew their story...

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a fantastic looking booth. It certainly would have been hard to have self control. I adore all the ones you posted especially the scrappy cake stand blocks. Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. You certainly won't bore me! I look forward to your pictures of the show every year. And I love the antique quilts you showed.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ohhhh bring it on!! Loved the string quilt...sew glad one of you bought it!! I am happy that the fella at the booth let you take pics!!
    Gorgeous quilts!!
    P

    ReplyDelete
  9. Be still my beating heart. I just love looking at old quilts. Thanks so much for sharing with your blog readers who couldn't be there in person.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh I've been waiting for the antique quilt pictures!! I love to see and be inspired by each one. Bring on the pictures - more is always better.

    ReplyDelete
  11. These are some great antique quilts - that snowball top, and all of that double pink. I could not choose a favorite. Boredom, heck no, bring 'em on!

    ReplyDelete
  12. my favorites were the basket one (with the "humble block" turned the other way) and the chunky applique one. Love, Love antique quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous quilts! My favorite is the Checkerboard in browns with cinnamon pink setting blocks, yummidy! Keep 'em comin', you won't hear me complain, Lori.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love the baskets- I think I need to take a trip from Scotland to Sisters next time Lori. Bring on more pictures

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm anxiously awaiting every single photo...please share!!!
    LOVE the antique quilts, each are so special in their own way.
    Thanks for taking me there, if only on my computer screen.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey Lori,
    Thanks for posting all those pix. I feel like I got a good tour of our favorite VV. Those were all great quilts you showed. Of course I especially liked the scrappy ones. Loved the snow ball/ 9 patch and the scrappy baskets with all the indigos. The blue and pink applique daisies were kinda different and sweet. Sigh. thanks again, cheers, CW

    ReplyDelete
  17. You will NOT bore me with photos from Sisters -- the more, the better. This will probably be the closest I ever get to being there. I love seeing the uniqueness, simplicity, love, and wear and tear shown in all these antique quilts. Looking forward to see who bought what.
    I'm sure that being at Sisters with a group of friends multiplies the enjoyment.

    ReplyDelete
  18. You have to be kidding - bored??? We wait very patiently for every detail, every moment of your adventures - now I have my lunch and I am ready.....

    ReplyDelete
  19. Feeling less guilty about my purchases now that I know your weak willed too.

    I shared a private photo of mine before I posted on blog. I will appreciate if you reciprocate. Lol

    I can't believe how many quilts are their far more than at Brimfield.

    ReplyDelete
  20. wow!!! Awesome quilts!!!!! And yes, I CAN HARDLY wait to see what you bought!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh WOW!! How l wish l had been there with you looking at those quilts. Please continue to bore us with the photos!! LOL One can mever have enough photos of antique quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Never boring. It's like going on a shopping trip without leaving home.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Bore us!?! Are you kidding!?! Can't wait to see more, and what you bought! And there is something about that giant 9-patch/snowball quilt that is calling to me! Oy!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I like the scrappy nine patch that looks like they are set on point with a snow ball block. Would be easy enough to make one. I love, love, love that chunky applique. We think alike there.
    I had a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt top at one time that would have been the type you are looking for. I sold it quite some time ago. It needed some seam repairs but was in good shape otherwise.
    I am looking forward to more pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love the antique quilts you showed! I am so lucky to have inherited some from my mother in law. I really, really treasure them - especially love the signature quilts with embroidered names! My husband says we will go to the Sisters show for sure next year. The last time we went was in 2001, right before the 911 tragedy. I look back on how much the world has changed since then... Hope to meet you next year! Dixie

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great quilts ...thanks so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  27. O Lori, one can NEVER see too many antique quilts!!!!! Lol bring it on.. please

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh no! We won't get bored! The antique quilts look so cuddly! I like the appliqué one also. I told DH that next year I definitely want to go to Sisters again - and maybe stay at the RV park there and take a class. That would be fun!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Go ahead -- just try to bore us with photos from Sisters! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  30. What's that? Bored looking at quilt pics? ha ha
    What a fun time and a tradition you must keep!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Bored?!?! Are you kidding?!?!
    Your photos are as close as I'll ever get to this amazing show, so bring it on! As many as you can!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh, it looks like you had so much fun. I loved seeing all of your pictures, and it is always so inspirational to see all of the work that goes into the quilts. Always makes me want to go start piecing :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. What fantastic quilts!!! I love the two in the first photo. I got a 'starter pack" of pinks and blues and now can't remember how the quilt was layed out. Might just have to do something else with that fabric. My neck has been really bad and work has been busy, but you will get your birthday block I promice.

    ReplyDelete

I love to reply to comments or a question. If you are on noreply-comment@blogger.com I have no way of contacting you. Please leave an email address. If you need help changing the setting please email me.

Because of the recent uptake in spam I am no longer allowing anonymous comments. If you want to comment feel free to send me an email as I would love to hear from you!

Archive

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin